Dear Anika, Everyone has already given you different perspectives and their experiences. Please be calm and analyse what is that you are looking for 1: Getting the status of working women for the sake of the neighbours nagging. 2: You want to get out of your comfort zone and do something different. 3: The salary you get for the effort you put in. None of the people who nag you now will come to your help in difficult times. It is your personal choice to work or to stay at home. Even if you are not working, i think you have to get out of your comfort zone and try something else apart from zumba, yoga etc. Lot of times the same routine in the lifestyle would bring boredom for some people. Reread all the posts in the thread again.You will get very clear thoughts and the path you have to take.